NEW DELHI, January 14: The hospitality industry has shown immense strength and resilience through the pandemic. The faithful associated with this industry have shown their total dedication and passion for their work and service to society.
Around the world, this zeal among hospitality professionals has inspired others to follow in their footsteps. To spread the light of inspiration, knowledge and experience, the IIHM International College of The Distinguished Fellows organized a second convocation ceremony where 60 dedicated hospitality professionals around the world were awarded the title of Fellows of IIHM.
All those who have received this honor have made a tremendous contribution to the international hospitality industry and would now share their knowledge and experience to educate and nurture the future generation of hospitality professionals studying at IIHM.
The full ceremony can be viewed here at https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?v=dCT2Zq1kEgE The motto of the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows is “FIAT LUX” (Let there be Light). The Distinguished Fellows are thus the shining light of the industry and guide future generations and students of the hospitality industry.
The vision is to create the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows, composed solely of individuals who have been awarded the Fellow of IIHM.
The main goal of this college is to proactively create and support in many ways the student and academic community in general.
This will further enhance the educational and career aspirations of all hospitality industry undergraduate and graduate students through inspirational leadership and provide immense international perspective.
The IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows was inaugurated on July 9, 2021 with 8EX Hospitality E-Conclave and now brings together 200 hospitality professionals from around the world. The conclave was a huge platform for sharing ideas and experiences through speeches and panel discussions on the online platform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNQ4oax4HI0 The first special virtual induction ceremony was held on July 10, 2021, where Dr. Suborno Bose, CEO, International Institute of Hotel Management & CEO, International Hospitality Council, Prof David Foskett, MBE, Chair, International Hospitality Council, London, Ron Scott, International Director, Indismart Group, came together to hear the 150 selected Awarding the Fellowship to hospitality professionals.
60 professionals from the second ceremony were elected members of the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows, including several global hospitality leaders and hospitality icons. Some of the names are Ankit Nagori, Founder, Curefoods and Simply Sports Foundation; Aradhana Khowala, CEO and Founder, Aptamind Partners UK; Eric Neo, Executive Chef, InterContinental Singapore; Gavin Sanders, GM, Radisson Blu Resort, Maldives; Laurent Noury, Cluster GM, Novotel & IBIS Abu Dhabi Gate Hotels; Geoffrey Harrison, Chairman, Harisson Catering Services, UK; Camellia Panjabi, group leader, Masala World UK; Vita Whitaker, CEO and Commercial Director, Whitco C&BE Ltd; Rohit Khattar, Chairman, Old World Hospitality Pvt Ltd; Executive Chef Lepinoy Sebastien (3 Star Michelin Star Chef), Les Amis Singapore; Manjunath Mural (Michelin Star Chef), Cooking Partners, Adda-Singapore; Chef Manjit S Gill, President IPCA, among many. On this occasion, Dr. Suborno Bose, CEO, International Institute of Hotel Management & CEO, International Hospitality Council: “The IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows is the world’s first attempt to bridge the gap between future leaders in hospitality and those who are leading today.
There have been several interactions between students and the IIHM grantees, and efforts are aimed at sharing the knowledge and experience-sharing of leaders with the young people.”
Prof. David Foskett, MBE, opened the convocation ceremony with “The IIHM leads the world through its hospitality management education and this great initiative of the IIHM International College of Distinguished Fellows. The legends and icons of the hospitality industry light up the world with their success in this industry. We have the greatest minds in the industry coming together as role models for young people and guiding them.” About IIHM
The IIHM (International Institute of Hotel Management) is the largest chain of premier hospitality and hotel management schools across India which began its journey in Kolkata in 1994. IIHM is part of the Indismart Group, the conglomerate that operates the Indismart Hotels. IIHM campuses are located in ten national and international cities, with the Associated Institute IAM-IHM based in Kolkata and Guwahati. Students who pass the IIHM will have an international degree from the University of West London and will be equipped with global hospitality skills, allowing for easy placement in any hospitality brand around the world. The IIHM is dedicated to its pursuit of excellence in teaching and internships. Real-time experience is the key to success in hospitality and that’s what makes the institute so popular. In recent years, the IIHM has been instrumental in organizing the world’s largest culinary olympiad Young Chef Olympiad, in which over 50 countries participate, a unique idea and initiative that invites young culinary talents from all over the world. It has memoranda of understanding with over 50 countries for student and faculty exchange to provide the best education to its students from all over the world. The institute has received several prestigious awards over the past 24 years. The list includes The Economic Times Best Education Brand Award in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. It was also featured in Forbes Magazine in 2018 – 2019 and 2019 – 2020 consecutively as Great Indian Institute and Great Place to Study. IIHM was also recognized by URS International (IMEA – Process Reviewer PriceWaterhouseCoopers PL) as one of the World’s Largest Brands and Leading Companies 2015-16 and received the Assocham Award from Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister, The State’s Best Institute in Hospitality Education 2017 Award for HRD (Higher Education), Govt. From India.